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Too much gluten while pregnant linked to increased diabetes risk for baby

Too much gluten while pregnant linked to increased diabetes risk for baby

Eating a high gluten diet when pregnant appears to be linked to an increased risk of having a child who develops type 1 diabetes, new research suggests, although experts say expectant mothers shouldn’t rush to ditch bread and pasta. While studies in...

Guardian, today, 00:18
 
Removing faulty brain cells staves off dementia in mice

Removing faulty brain cells staves off dementia in mice

Purging “zombie cells” from the brain could stave off the effects of dementia, a groundbreaking study has found. The research in mice is the first to show that so-called senescent cells, which enter a state of suspended animation as the body ages,...

Guardian, yesterday, 18:13
 
Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

Jellyfish robots to watch over endangered coral reefs

A fleet of robotic jellyfish has been designed to monitor delicate ecosystems, including coral reefs. The underwater drones were invented by engineers at Florida Atlantic University and are driven by rings of hydraulic tentacles. The robots can...

BBC, yesterday, 17:22
 

Breck Bednar murder: Film warning of online grooming launched

A film telling the "absolutely horrific" story of how a 14-year-old boy was lured to his death by a man he met online has been launched. Breck Bednar was murdered by Lewis Daynes in Grays, Essex, in 2014. Four police forces have teamed up to...

BBC, yesterday, 12:28
 

Sony re-launches the PlayStation Classic after almost 25 years - and it's an absolute BARGAIN

It’s been almost 25 years since it was first released, and now the PlayStation Classic is back - with a twist. Sony has re-launched the PlayStation Classic in a miniaturised version. The console comes pre-loaded with 20 classic games, including Final...

Daily Record, yesterday, 09:43
 
Staring at the sun: Solar Orbiter telescopes will get closest view yet

Staring at the sun: Solar Orbiter telescopes will get closest view yet

A new space mission will carry telescopes closer to the sun than ever before, capturing detailed images of its surface landscapes and taking measurements of its atmosphere. Once it reaches its destination – the sun’s orbit – the spacecraft will be...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:29
 
IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias

IBM launches tool aimed at detecting AI bias

IBM is launching a tool which will analyse how and why algorithms make decisions in real time. The Fairness 360 Kit will also scan for signs of bias and recommend adjustments. There is increasing concern that algorithms used by both tech giants and...

BBC, yesterday, 07:10
 
Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds

Children's yoghurts contain 'shocking' amounts of sugar, study finds

Children’s yoghurts are packed with sugar, experts have found, warning that manufacturers and retailers need to do more to tackle the problem. Although yoghurt has long been considered a healthy food, experts warn that many of the products sold in...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:48
 
Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Air pollution linked to much greater risk of dementia

Air pollution may increase the chance of developing dementia, a study has suggested, in fresh evidence that the health of people of all ages is at risk from breathing dirty air. People over 50 in areas with the highest levels of nitrogen oxide in the...

Guardian, yesterday, 00:25
 
Facebook job ads 'discriminated by gender'

Facebook job ads 'discriminated by gender'

Van driving, roofing, police work - all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity...

BBC, yesterday, 00:10
 
Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online

Almost half of UK internet users 'harmed' online

Almost half of internet users in the UK have suffered "harm" online, suggests research. The harms include bullying and harassment as well as attacks by malware or cyber-thieves. The study by regulator Ofcom sought to quantify the type and...

BBC, Tuesday, 13:25
 
Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England

The proportion of children in England getting immunised for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has fallen for the fourth year in a row, as uptake for a further nine out of the 12 routine vaccinations has dropped, figures show. Experts have said the...

Guardian, Tuesday, 12:35
 
TripAdvisor suspends reviews for 'Bude tunnel'

TripAdvisor suspends reviews for 'Bude tunnel'

Reviews of a plastic tunnel at a supermarket that became the highest rated TripAdvisor attraction in a Cornish seaside resort have been suspended by the website. TripAdvisor took the action because of "an influx of review submissions" about...

BBC, Tuesday, 09:27
 
40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

40,000 volunteers sought for largest ever UK study of depression

Genetic links to anxiety and depression are to be explored in the largest ever study into the issue, experts have announced. Researchers are calling on people in England to sign up to the Genetic Links to Anxiety and Depression (Glad) study. It is...

Guardian, Tuesday, 06:37
 
Watchdog calls for warnings on DNA testing sites

Watchdog calls for warnings on DNA testing sites

The fertility regulator has called for DNA testing websites to warn customers about the risks of uncovering traumatic family secrets and underlying health traits. Sites such as Ancestry.com, 23andMe and DNA.com offer customers the chance to discover...

Guardian, Tuesday, 06:37
 


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